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Pilea laevicaulis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA URTICALES URTICACEAE

Scientific Name: Pilea laevicaulis
Species Authority: Wedd.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2abce ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tezoo, V. (TPTNC) & Strahm, W.
Reviewer(s): Bachraz, V. & Florens, D. (Indian Ocean Island Plant Red List Authority)
Justification:
Very localised and declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Mont du Pouce, Bassin Blanc, La Fenetre, Pieter Both and Cascade Cinq Cent Pieds. This rare herbaceous plant occurs within a range of less than 100 km².
Countries:
Native:
Mauritius
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: P. laevicaulis has been recorded from montane tropical degraded forest. It grows on exposed sites such as cliffs and rock crevices filled with humus.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Ex-situ and in-situ conservation of this species have already been implemented.

Citation: Tezoo, V. (TPTNC) & Strahm, W. 2000. Pilea laevicaulis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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